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I have taken out time to read the law which the NBC relied on in suspending @AIT_Online and I've realized that yet again, this government shot themselves in the foot.


NBC relied on the Nigerian Broadcasting Code 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 to shut down AIT. Before we get to the legality or other wise of this action, let us see what the Code provided.

PS; take note of the side notes
I assume most of us have read the resport as to why @AIT_Online was suspended. If you have not done so, take out time to read it here.
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Every morning before I leave for work, my brother watches #KakaakiSocial on AIT, basically the way they bring in social media content with no objectivity to lashes on govt or people that are not on the same page with them👇
I know we are sentimental when it comes to politics,religion,nd ethnicity.its apparent that there is no media house in Nigeria that is not compromised.yet,they stil have their ways of balancing their news stories to escape NBC sanction.#PressFreedom #AITUnderSiege
For so many occasions,kakaaki social aired unfactual tweets and viral contents,quoting opinion as a reliable source of news reportage.
I so much wonder how the producer totally disregards the stand of the constitution and it regulator NBC.
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#AITUnderSiege There are too many uninformed people on this app. People who came into existence in 2015..

NBC warned AIT about violating the broadcasting code and cited examples. The NBC broadcasting code was not written by Buhari. It was first drafted in 1993..
#AITUnderSiege and amended in 1996, 2002, 2006, 2012 and 2016.

Freedom anywhere in the world does not equate foolishness. AIT can proceed to court to challenge the case.

AIT's office was raided in 2006 by the police over OBJ's third term story..
#AITUnderSiege Without any warning from NBC, Gbenga Aruleba of AIT was charged with sedition and locked up. Some of you were too young to even know what happened back then.…
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Morrow I shall look at the charges the NBC raises in the letter to AIT (shown below). Does it accord with S.39 of the CFRN 1999? Is there an offence as treasonable rhetoric? Is the NBC code in conflict with S.39? Is NBC against press freedom? #AITUnderSiege #NBCAgainstFreePress
I shall proceed to answer the question, does the letter accord with S.39 of the CFRN 1999? My answer is: NO.
The tone, tenor and language of the letter highlight a certain draconian attitude, which goes against freedom of expression guaranteed by S.39 CFRN thus:
When the NBC alleges that "statements are deliberately transmitted to suit the interest of certain groups", it is showing its partisan hand. A regulator should not make allegations it can't substantiate as the onus of proof lies in it.
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